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This review is from: Nerd Do Well (Hardcover)
Whilst a big fan of Simon's work in TV and films and his bromance with Nick Frost, I found this book to be ultimately disappointing.
Firstly, a word of warning- if you are not that in to star wars or like me, see it as a well made film for its time but nevertheless, a tad over-rated, then much of this book will annoy you. He harps on and on about star wars and goes into thesis type review of the meanings behind the film etc. I am a self-confessed film buff but this just went on a bit.
Also, intercutting the chapters with a spoof Bond-style story of Pegg's own creation seemed both distracting and a tad self-indulgent.
I was hoping to learn more about behind the scenes and the making of spaced, sean, hot fuzz etc but very little of the book is about that.
Be careful what you are after here if looking to purchase- if you want a book telling you about Simon's childhood and uni years and if you love star wars, you'll like the book. If, like me, you wanted to know more about his professional life and background to the shows and have average opinions about star wars, probably not for you.